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Does risk of breast cancer increase without tamoxifen after chemo and surgery on one breast

asked Jun 5, 2012 by anonymous
edited Jun 5, 2012 by admin

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I am not sure that the risk of getting cancer in one breast is significantly affected by chemo or by surgery in another breast -- at least am not aware of any studies to that effect. However, it is known that the fact of cancer in one breast is associated with 3-4 times higher risk of cancer in another breast (or in the remaining mammary tissue in the same breast).
answered Jun 5, 2012 by cassandra (1,840 points)